Text messaging made easier

Cingular Wireless customers in the Cayman Islands can now send text messages to all of their friends and family with wireless phones in the Cayman Islands.

Adding to the cross-carrier SMS agreement signed with Digicel in June, Cingular Wireless Cayman Islands customers can now send text messages to Cable and Wireless customers as well, states a Cingular press release.

The SMS Interconnect agreement signed covers all of the Caribbean markets where Cable and Wireless currently does business. These markets include; Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis,
St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Turks and Caicos.

In addition to being able to send SMS messages to Digicel and Cable and Wireless customers in the Caribbean, Cingular also provides the ability to send and receive SMS messages to more countries around the world.

Since the launch of International text messaging in June of 2004, Cingular has more than doubled the number of supported carriers. Cingular customers can now exchange SMS messages with 137 carriers in 74 countries around the world.

‘This is yet another example of the data leadership offered to our customers in the Cayman Islands by Cingular Wireless’, said Raul Nicholson-Coe, Cayman Islands Cingular Wireless GM.

‘Being able to send SMS messages to anyone in Cayman, regardless of the carrier, is important for our customers and we’re glad to have taken the lead on making this happen. With this last barrier now removed, we believe SMS will become even more popular in our islands.’